Friday, September 26, 2014

Moolangi (Raddish) Dry Palya + Paratha

Moolangi  (Kannada) is nothing but Raddish. Raddish  dry palya can be prepared quickly and easily. If it is left out you can prepare Paratha  for the night. Raddish Palya goes well with plain rice, chapatis, pooris and rotis. We do prepare different types of curries and dry curries even Parathas. Trying this way of curry will help you when you are really in a hurry to have something which is healthy too.

Now lets see some benefits of eating Raddish. 

Raddish helps to keep your blood pressure in control. It is good for diabetics. It helps to beat cold and cough. Helps to recover from Jaundice.  It fights against constipation and helps to reduce the weight. it is good for digestive system.

Here is a recipe of Moolangi (Raddish) Dry Palya + Paratha",  which is very very easy to prepare and will be liked by all the age group and the whole family.

Things Needed :

Moolangi (Raddish): 4 to 5
Green Chilly: 2
Coconut : 2 Table spoons
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 Tea spoon
Jeera : 1/2 Tea spoon
Salt : to taste
Oil : 1 Table spoon
Curry leaves : 5 to 6
Coriander leaves : 2 Table spoons
Turmeric Powder : a  pinch

 Method :

1. Wash and remove or scrape out the outer layer of Moolangi and grate it. Keep it aside.
2. Wash and cut green chilly, coriander leaves and curry leaves.
3. Grate coconut and keep it aside.
4. Now  keep a pan on the fire and add oil. Heat and put mustard seeds and cut green chilly. Let the mustard splutter.

5. Add jeera and fry for 10 seconds. Add curry leaves and grated Moolangi. Mix it well and add turmeric powder.

6. Mix it well and fry on low flame till all the moisture disappear. Add salt and mix it slowly.

7. Stir in between and add grated coconut once the moisture disappear. Add coriander leaves and remove from the pan and shift it to serving bowl.
8. Serve as one of the side dish along with other dishes.

 Note : 

Let it cook slowly on low or medium flame. Stir in between so that it does not get burnt. Adding other spice is optional.. Adding onions or garlic is also an optional. You can also add a cup of curd and prepare moolangi raitha with this dry curry. Do not add any water while cooking the curry.
Do not use the stale or spoiled dry curry since it bad for health. You may get infected or food poison if you consume the stale food.

Time : 10 minutes 
Servings : 2 to 3.

2.Moolangi Paratha :

Things Needed :

Wheat flour : 2 Cups
Ready Mooli Palya : 1 Cup
Oil or ghee : 3 to 4 table spoons
Garam Masala : 1/2 tea spoon (optional)
Salt : required

Method :
Mix wheat flour, garam masala and ready palya nicely in a big bowl. Add a table spoon of ghee or oil and mix it again.. Divide the dough in to small portion. Take each portion and make a ball shape, dip in dry wheat flour and roll as chapati and cook on medium flame on a tava. Sprinkle oil or ghee on the top after both sides are cooked.  Remove from the fire and serve with a cup of curd or the curry you have prepared. Add water if it requires.

Time : 15 minutes.
Serves : 2 


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My name is Nalini Somayaji. Teaching is my profession. Cooking is my passion. Reading, travelling, visiting new places, having fun with kids are some of the hobbies I can say. My recipes are Healthy, quick, easy and simple. Grown up being a traditional family member I love and respect Indian culture and traditions. Love classical dance and music.
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